Down East man charged in Overdose Death

Hugh Crandall Willis Jr
Hugh Crandall Willis Jr

 On February 20, 2023, Deputies arrested Hugh Crandall Willis Jr, 34, of Gloucester, NC. Willis was charged with distributing Fentanyl which resulted in the overdose death of Bethany JoAlison Styron, age 25, of Davis, NC.

This arrest was result of a death investigation that started on July 30, 2022, when Styron died from a Fentanyl overdose.

Pursuant to this investigation, Willis has been charged with Death by Distribution and Sell/Deliver of Schedule II Controlled Substance. Willis is being held in the Carteret County Detention Center under a $150,000 secured bond.